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startGBC Monthly Newsletter | September 2022


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startGBC Work Integrated Learning Program | Open to Students Requiring Co-op Placement


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startGBC Work Integrated Learning Entrepreneurship Program might be the solution for you if you have considered starting your own business and are looking for an alternative work-integrated learning experience (co-op placement). Starting on September 20, 2022, we have a 12-week program that begins with two, 3-hour workshop sessions per week for the first 6-weeks. For the following 6 weeks, you will be working on your business/social innovation idea in collaboration with students from across the college.


Pitch It! GBC



PITCH IT GBC! will be accepting applications from any George Brown College student or recent graduate, who attended an academic program between January 2021 and October 2022, with an active email account, and who are looking for seed funding to support the creation of for-profit businesses and social innovation organizations!

Submission Open from September 6, 2022


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Design Jam 2022

startGBC Design Jam is accepting applications from any George Brown College student/recent graduate, who attended an academic program between January 2021 & October 2022, with an active gbc email account, who is looking to develop a robust entrepreneurial mindset & an understanding of the principles of Design Thinking.

Deadline to Apply: October 14, 2022

GBC #WhyNotMe Entrepreneur Spotlight

George Brown College

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Stephanie Reyes Curro is the founder of Karamelstyle - an online store that sells high quality handmade accessories, they are made with luxurious materials and fun prints!

For startGBC's September 2022 spotlight we are delighted to share with you Stephanie's entrepreneurship journey.

What is one piece of advice you would give to aspiring entrepreneurs?


"Do not be afraid! The hardest part is getting started but from then on it gets exciting. The reality is that you learn more as you go and it is not necessary to start a business with a lot of money." - Stephanie Reyes Curro

Upcoming Events

George Brown College

Women's Business Accelerator

Women's Business Accelerator by ACCESS

Are you a female newcomer with a business idea? WBA is now accepting applications for Fall 2022. Our Women’s Business Accelerator Program will take place from September 12th – October 26th, 2022. The Women’s Business Accelerator is a free, online workshop series that will equip you with the tools you need to launch a profitable business in Canada.

Apply by September 9, 2022


Business & Leadership Essential Certificate Program


Business & Leadership Essential Certificate Program is a FREE 2-month virtual program designed for early-in-career Black professionals, employees, career changers, business leaders, & entrepreneurs looking to develop business skills from top professors. All participants who complete the program requirements will receive a Certificate.


Deadline to Apply: September 9, 2022

Telus #StandWithOwners

Telus #StandWithOwners

Own a business that deserves a boost? Apply for a chance to receive $25,000 in funding, advertising, and technology. Additionally, one winner will receive a tech boost for your business. In partnership with Cisco, Samsung, and Fully Managed by TELUS Business, we’ll award one owner with a technology makeover package to help further boost their business.

Deadline to Apply: September 18, 2022

Digifest 2022

Digifest 2022

Creativity and digital innovation festival, Digifest, returns this fall at George Brown College – School of Design. This year’s event will be held from November 24-26 at 3 Lower Jarvis. We’re excited to present this year’s theme “Phygital – Realm of the Senses”, a dynamic program exploring the five senses of sight, sound, taste, touch and smell.


Deadline to Apply: September 23, 2022

Cooperathon 2022George Brown College


Cooperathon 2022


Cooperathon it’s the platform for the creation of impact entrepreneurs and the largest open innovation challenge in Canada. The Cooperathon mission is to connect citizens, communities, entrepreneurs, researchers, academics & large institutions to develop, together, a socially responsible future.


Cooperathon’s 6-week training program includes workshops led by renowned experts and, multiple educational resources in the entrepreneurial field.​ Leveraging scientific and technological innovations for the success of ambitious entrepreneurs and more!


Cooperathon 2022 – Canada will be held from September 29 to November 17, 2022.
Submission is Open Now.

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